The lights are on
The bloggers were busy this week, with many focusing on
the recently released Tomb Raider and Ubisoft's big Assassin's Creed Black
Flag announcement. If those don't interest you, there are plenty of other exciting topics to choose from
including some of the finest blogs from the week featured below.
March 04 – March 10, 2013Number of User
Blogs: 105Number of User
Bloggers: 70Number of User
Blogs Herded: 11
Pirate's Life For Me?Tim Gruver considers the life of a pirate as Ubisoft's
recent announcement for the future of the Assassin's Creed series points to the
high seas as a swashbuckling privateer.
Life Or Death Gaming's Ultimate Moral Quandary?An interesting blog by LetMeGetToACheckpoint about the
finality of life and death in video games and how the fate of one can have a
resounding impact on those left behind to deal with the loss.
Up With An Old FriendSquare Enix and Crystal Dynamics took a bold approach with
the reboot of the Tomb Raider series and the results are paying off as gamers
can't stop talking about it, including this latest blog from markus1142.
Art ClichésCru Hunter takes a clever and comical approach with his
assessment of video game box art and how similarly themed games
tend to recycle comparable-looking images.
Lara CroftKyle Wadsworth raves about the latest installment in the
Tomb Raider series while providing plenty of images showcasing Lara Croft as
we've never seen her before – as a believably modeled heroine.
Team GIO – Part IBesides a solid turn-based strategy game experience,
XCOM is further popularized by the outpouring of fan fiction war journals,
like this one from Noobtubin8er whose roster is comprised of GIO personalities.
Things The Next Thief Must Get RightJosh Straub responds to last week's big Game Informer
cover reveal featuring Thief with four accessibility features he thinks the
game needs to include in order for disabled gamers to enjoy it.
Unchained – How Microsoft Can Eclipse SonyMost would agree Sony's PlayStation 4 announcement was
fairly successful in captivating the audience, leaving many, including maxmaher, to contemplate how Microsoft could outdo the performance.
A Gaming SamaritanJack Gardner vents his frustration with the foul behavior
demonstrated by some gamers you meet online who are protected by the anonymity
of the Internet, and concludes with some friendly advice.
I'm (Still) Not Tired Of Assassin's CreedWhile some might be critical of the direction and
frequency Ubisoft has taken with the Assassin's Creed series, quasiconundrum
shares his affinity with the franchise and what keeps him coming back.
The Industry: My Theories And SolutionsOur local video game developer in training, Mike weighs
in on the current state of the video game industry and provides a few thoughts
on what he thinks could breathe some life back into it.
2: An Action-Packed AdventureIn anticipation of the next chapter in the Infamous
series releasing on the PS4 later this year, Tim Gruver evaluates Infamous 2, a
game he really seems to enjoy despite a few minor annoyances.
Up & Smell The GloryJack Gardner provides a thorough review of the recently
released Fire Emblem: Awakening before calling it the best handheld game he has
ever played, which should tell you how much he likes it.
RaiderJohn Wrek certainly isn't the only enjoying the new Tomb
Raider, but based on his review of the game which he gave a 9 out of 10, he
definitely appears to be having a fun time with it.
Cry 3 Review: Into The Heart Of InsanityHailed by many as one of the best first-person shooters ever (or at least from last year), Andrew Marcos plays through Far
Cry 3 before calling it one of the best games of 2012 in his review of the game.
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Your friendly neighborhood blogging community (03/04/13
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bjdbuch; Blade; blaxarbush911; blaze6106; brainraider1 (3); bunnyking (2);
Captain Super; Caudex; cerpintaxman (2); Cru Hunter (2); David Chandler; Dima;
Do NOT Read This; Edward Roivas (2); Gamemaniac3434; Gaming Warthog; General Mills44
(2); Ghost (2); gogamenerdkid; Gunfire; HEEELS88; Hist (2); Jack Gardner;
jackson stone; JealousOfCrows; Jeremy.JustJeremy (4); John Wrek (4); Jolt the
Cynic; JordanTheGamer; Josh Straub; Joyful Penguin; Juanolo; KingpinLarry; Kyle
Wadsworth; LetMeGetToACheckpoint; Marco Polo; markus1142 (2); maxmaher; Mike;
Mike Mahardy; Mr SIye (2); Mray901; Noobtubin8er (2); Odoyel; Oni no Tenshi;
Orochisama LEVON, Spectre; Ownzoir; Paradigmthefallen (3); Psykologic (2);
quasiconundrum; RadiantChaos; Saturday Morning Replay; SJ Tech and Games (3);
sorryjzargo; that_sterlin_kid; The Destroyer; thegodofwine7 (2); Tim Gruver
(2); ViRuS; Warrior; White Angel Dragon (7); xking595x; xl9 (2); and Zachary Pligge.
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Some good blogs this week. Congrats to the herded! :D